Bitcoin Futures News

Bitcoin futures are a type of Bitcoin (BTC) trading that speculates on the upcoming price of the asset. Various BTC futures trading contracts exist with different expirations. Participants buy and sell Bitcoin futures contracts based on how they think Bitcoin’s price will perform in the future. Bitcoin futures contracts can be bought and sold before expiration. Once contracts expire, they are settled, and the holder receives the contracts’ worth in Bitcoin or cash, depending on the trading product and the going market rate for Bitcoin at the time. Cash-settled BTC futures pay out contract holders in cash, while physically settled Bitcoin futures pay out in BTC. 

A number of crypto exchanges offer Bitcoin futures trading. Bitcoin futures also trade on mainstream markets through multiple avenues. The Chicago Mercantile Exchange, or CME, offers cash-settled Bitcoin futures, in addition to Bitcoin options on those futures.

Market Analysis
BTC and altcoins took a severe hit on Dec. 13, but derivatives data suggests traders are watching $46,000 as a signal of whether the current market structure wi...
Data suggests traders view $46,000 as Bitcoin’s final line in the sand
Marcel Pechman
Market Analysis
Bitcoin’s drop to $42,000 obliterated its open interest and liquidated a large swath of leveraged traders, but analysts say OI resets typically provide great bu...
Analysts say Bitcoin’s open interest wipeout ‘will give way to further upside’
Jordan Finneseth
Following Kelly Strategic Management’s filing for an Ether futures ETF, analysts questioned whether SEC chairman Gary Gensler is “mentally ready” to approve any...
Kelly Strategic Management files for Ethereum futures ETF
Brian Quarmby
Market Analysis
MicroStrategy’s purchase of 7,002 BTC might have helped boost Bitcoin price on Nov. 3, but derivatives data also shows that pro traders are becoming more bullis...
Wen moon? Data shows pro traders becoming more bullish on Bitcoin price
Marcel Pechman
Invesco withdrew its Bitcoin Strategy ETF due to the inability to offer exposure to a mix of futures swaps and spot Bitcoin.
Invesco exec reveals reasons for dropping Bitcoin futures ETF
Helen Partz
Market Analysis
The absence of cascading liquidations, 25% delta skew and the margin lending ratio all suggest that Bitcoin price bottomed at $56,500.
3 reasons why Bitcoin’s drop to $56.5K may have been the local bottom
Marcel Pechman
Market Analysis
Bitcoin’s price has hit resistance while trading 7.75% below its all-time high, but derivatives data shows pro traders are still aiming for $80,000 by January.
Bitcoin has stalled, but here’s why pro traders still expect $80K by January
Marcel Pechman
After years of efforts, VanEck is finally launching a Bitcoin exchange-traded fund based on BTC futures.
VanEck Bitcoin futures ETF to launch on CBOE on Nov. 16
Helen Partz

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